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It's our responsibility to strengthen the sport.
Ensuring a consistent and fair game that is decided on the field, by the players.
Ensuring that players conduct themselves in a way that honors the sport and respects the game.
Knees Bent. Pads Down. Head Up.
The NFL is proud of the HBCU professional football legacy.
Honoring the league’s commitment to serve the communities where the game is played.
Meet the people behind NFL Operations.
Learn about the people, the jobs and the technology that deliver the best game possible to NFL fans across the U.S. and around the world.
Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.
In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.
How television has changed the game.
Upon further review…
It takes hundreds of computers and four NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.
Learn how NFL players have changed over time, how they’re developed and drafted and how the league works with them after their playing days are over.
Creating an NFL player: from “everyman” to “superman.”
Supporting the next generation of players and fans.
Preparing players of all ages for success at football’s highest level.
Introducing the next wave of NFL superstars.
A look at the programs and services NFL Player Engagement provides to assist every player before, during and after his football career.
Strengthening football and the community.
Strengthening the NFL brotherhood.
Discover the evolution of professional officiating, the weekly evaluation process and how the NFL identifies and develops the next generation of officials.
“One thing hasn’t changed: the pressure. It will always be there.”
The latest information from the NFL's officiating command center.
Every week, officials take the field ready to put months of preparation, training and hard work on display, knowing that the whole world — and the Officiating Department — is watching.
Officiating an NFL game takes years of training and experience.
NFL Football Operations protects the integrity of the game by ensuring that the rules and the officiating are consistent and fair to all competitors.
The custodians of football not only have protected its integrity, but have also revised its playing rules to protect the players, and to make the games fairer and more entertaining.
The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.
Explore the official rules of the game.
The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.
The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.
Sharpen your NFL football knowledge with this glossary of the game's fundamental terms.
See where the players line up in pro football's most common offensive and defensive formations.
Understand what the graphics on NFL television broadcasts mean and how they can help you get the most out of watching NFL games.
The NFL’s instant replay review process focuses on expediting instant replay reviews and ensuring consistency. Learn how it works.
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Get a snapshot of the current NFL game stats, updated weekly during the regular season.
The NFL has announced the 32 player nominees, one from each NFL team, for the 2018 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.
The award was created in 2014 in honor of the late founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Rooney, Sr. It is presented each year to an NFL player who best demonstrates on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition.
Eight finalists will be selected from the 32 nominees by a panel of former players from the NFL Legends Community. The eight finalists (four from the AFC and four from the NFC) will be listed on the Pro Bowl ballot under the NFL Sportsmanship Award category when players vote on Friday, Dec. 14. As in Pro Bowl voting, a team cannot vote for its own player.
|Past Award Recipients|
|2017||LB Luke Kuechly||Carolina Panthers|
|2016||RB Frank Gore||Indianapolis Colts|
|2015||CB Charles Woodson||Oakland Raiders|
|2014||WR Larry Fitzgerald||Arizona Cardinals|
The award winner will be announced during the NFL Honors show on Saturday, February 2, the night before Super Bowl LIII. He will receive a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of his choice.
|2018 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award Nominees|
|Arizona Cardinals||DT Corey Peters|
|Atlanta Falcons||C Alex Mack|
|Baltimore Ravens||S Eric Weddle|
|Buffalo Bills||DT Kyle Williams|
|Carolina Panthers||DE Julius Peppers|
|Chicago Bears||C Cody Whitehair|
|Cincinnati Bengals||WR A.J. Green|
|Cleveland Browns||OL Joel Bitonio|
|Dallas Cowboys||QB Dak Prescott|
|Denver Broncos||DT Domata Peko|
|Detroit Lions||LS Don Muhlbach|
|Green Bay Packers||CB Tramon Williams|
|Houston Texans||CB Johnathan Joseph|
|Indianapolis Colts||QB Andrew Luck|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||DE Calais Campbell|
|Kansas City Chiefs||WR Sammy Watkins|
|Los Angeles Chargers||TE Antonio Gates|
|Los Angeles Rams||RB Todd Gurley|
|Miami Dolphins||RB Frank Gore|
|Minnesota Vikings||DE Danielle Hunter|
|New England Patriots||WR Matthew Slater|
|New Orleans Saints||QB Drew Brees|
|New York Giants||TE Rhett Ellison|
|New York Jets||DL Steve McLendon|
|Oakland Raiders||QB Derek Carr|
|Philadelphia Eagles||QB Carson Wentz|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||G David DeCastro|
|San Francisco 49ers||T Joe Staley|
|Seattle Seahawks||WR Tyler Lockett|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||LB Lavonte David|
|Tennessee Titans||QB Marcus Mariota|
|Washington Redskins||TE Vernon Davis|